- Rubellite Tourmaline
- Thumbnail, 1.8 x 1.4 x 1.4 cm
- Goma, North Kivu, DR Congo
- Ex. Irv Brown
A complete gem crystal from the famous finds here of around 2015 or so, 6.62 grams. The complete gem crystal is entirely cuttable. It is so gemmy, it is hard to capture both the clarity and the luster here - better in person! The color is really difficult to convey - it is like rubellite with a faint tinge of purple to it, and the stones are gorgeous once cut. A fine gem thumbnail crystal, all the more special because so many of these were cut, and continue to be cut if they turn up and go to the wrong hands.